Aug 9, 2010

Gozan-Okuribi Festival

Aug 16th,the most popular event on hot summer night in Kyoto Bonfires are lit to light the way for the souls to go back to their world after the yearly visit to this world.

The festival starts at 8:00 p.m., when fires are lit on Mt. Nyoigatake to form the Chinese character dai, meaning "large". After this, more fires are lit separately on each mountain to form different patterns.

Aug 3, 2010

Kodaiji Temple Lit Up

Kodaiji Temple
1st August - 18th August
Sunset - 21:30pm

Artistically lighted up landscape is UNFORGETTABLE!!!

¥600 ( including the visit to Sho Musuem )

Kodaiji Temple does lit up every different season.

Why don't you have a memorable summer time at Kodaiji Temple?

Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

Aug 1, 2010

Nagoshi no Shinji

6th August from 18:30 ~
There will be a Nagoshi no Shinji ceremony at Shimogamo Shrine.

A Shinto ceremony to pray for health.
Young men jump into a small pond to compete to get sacred sticks set up in the ponds.

Summer of Kyoto still keeps warming you up!
Take care of your health with this ceremony.

Access: city bus 205 to ''Shimogamo Shrine mae"